A Pleasant Winter Retreat In Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete

“I really like your blog, and wondered if you would care to come and visit us at Inn on the Beach for a two-night stay. To tell you a little about ourselves, we’re a complex of recently refurbished self-catering cottages … Continue reading

My Travels On “Rhineland Discovery” – A Best-Ever Full-Day Feast in Strasbourg

Are you ready to join me for my best-ever day in Strasbourg? If you are hungry now, you’ll be ravenous when you’re done reading about and viewing all the pictures from the “Taste the Best of Alsace” excursion I went on during … Continue reading

My Travels On “Rhineland Discovery” – First Stop Beautiful Bruges

Our first stop for our pre-trip on “Rhineland Discovery” (courtesy of Viking River Cruises) was the beautiful medieval city of Bruges, Belgium. My boyfriend L and I spent time exploring on our own and with a Viking guide.* The night … Continue reading

My Fabulous Vacation to Italy: Paradise Awaits in Positano

Can’t wait to share more stories about my family vacation to Italy. If you haven’t left for Rome and Florence after reading my earlier posts, you’ll definitely be booking your trip once you read, or rather view, what paradise awaits in Positano. A … Continue reading

My Foodie Favorites At The 2016 Fancy Food Show

A few weeks ago, I went to the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center NYC. As a post 50 foodie, I gravitate toward wellness trends. In my mind that includes dark chocolate (which BTW is supposedly filled with healthful benefits) … Continue reading

Gluten-Free Snacks That Are Great For Spring Munchies

Finally the weather is warming up. I am so ready to get back outdoors after a long winter. According to my ayurvedic studies, it’s good to put your feet on the earth every day. This is a challenging task when … Continue reading

My Foodie Retirement Project: “1000 Foods To Eat Before You Die”

If you’re a foodie like me, you’ll want to go get a copy of 1000 Foods To Eat Before You Die, by Mimi Sheraton. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed reading Mimi’s restaurant reviews in The New York Times, and her articles in food and … Continue reading

My Travels On “Portugal’s River of Gold” – First Stop Lisbon

In yoga we learn to flow with the river. That’s exactly what I did during my travels last week on “Portugal’s River of Gold,” courtesy of Viking River Cruises. I was invited to, as Viking says, “explore the world in comfort” along the … Continue reading

My Foodie Feast At The Fabulous Fancy Food Show

“I’ve never eaten so much at a food show,” said my friend J as we exited the Summer Fancy Food Show held at the Javits Center in New York City last week. “Me either,” I replied after  five hours of walking … Continue reading

Buzzing About New Books At 2015 Book Expo America

When I was a young girl growing up in the Bronx, NY, I loved to go to the public library. My mom would drop me off at the library and then go shopping at the supermarket. The library was my babysitter. … Continue reading